This Sunday on Melissa Harris-Perry, one-on-one with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
An exclusive interview with the chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government on Ferguson, Missouri, one year after the death of Michael Brown, also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, and many other key issues.
Also on MHP, this weekend, we’ll go live to Ferguson as the city marks one year since the shooting death of Michael Brown by former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Events commemorating the day began Friday in the city, and will be continuing through Monday. We discuss the role of the Department of Justice. We’ll also examine how Ferguson is an articulation of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Joining Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss Ferguson:
- Marc Steiner, host, The Marc Steiner Show and founder, The Center for Emerging Media
- Jelani Cobb, staff writer, Newyorker.com
- Phillip Atiba Goff, President, Center for Policing Equity
- Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, senior minister, Middle Collegiate Church
- Dante Barry, executive director of the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice
Be sure to check out these interesting reads related to the discussion:
- Selma’s lesson for Ferguson: Voting and protest go hand in hand
- A Year Later, Ferguson Sees Change, but Asks if It’s Real
- The Cop
- Back to Ferguson, a Year After Michael Brown
- Community Divides Are Still Wide A Year Later In Ferguson
Then, an exclusive interview with the cast of the highly anticipated summer movie “Straight Outta Compton”. A film which takes viewers back to 1986 when five rappers from Compton, California came together to form hip hop’s iconic group N.W.A.. Actors O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell join #nerdland.
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.